Since his first appearance on record (Randy Brecker's album In the Idiom), pianist David Kikoski has demonstrated an infinite capacity to swing, a rare sensitivity as a ballad interpreter and genuine harmonic savvy as a composer. He delivers once again on all counts on Kayemode.
"I'm very proud and lucky to have 2 new collaborators in my trio. I met Justin Faulkner on a Monday night at "the Jazz Standard" where I play with the Charles Mingus Big Band and was very impressed. Soon after we really hooked up on a gig with Branford Marsalis and I remember thinking I would love to try and use him on my own project. We had a ball hanging at my house and shedding and listening to music.
Joe Martin was someone we both agreed on to be the perfect bassist for the session. I recently heard him at "Mezzrow" with Spike Wilner and was blown away. His use of harmony and counterpoint is more advanced than most bass players I've known. I knew he could get inside of my concept.
We are using 1st or 2nd takes with no fixing or editing, because I wanted the freshness and honesty to be there".
|1.||Au Privave (Charlie Parker) 7:30|
|2.||Binge Watching (David Kikoski) 7:48|
|3.||Morning Glory (David Kikoski) 8:37|
|4.||H & H (Pat Metheny) 6:37|
|5.||Switching Roles (David Kikoski) 7:54|
|6.||Mirror Mirror (Chick Corea) 6:14|
|7.||Trinkle Tinkle (Thelonious Monk) 5:48|
|8.||Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Jerome Kern) 7:44|
|9.||Blues For Gerry (David Kikoski) 3:58|
Total Time: 62:15
Recorded September 20, 2016 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Michael Marciano